Ramona the Pest

Ramona the Pest

Book - 1968
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The hilarious adventures of Ramona as she enters kindergarten.
Publisher: New York, W. Morrow [1968].
ISBN: 9780688217211
Characteristics: 192 p. illus. 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Darling, Louis - Illustrator


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Jul 02, 2015

' I'm going to kiss you, Mighty Mouse!' -Ramona

Jul 02, 2015

' What is your dolls name?' - Miss. Binney 'Chevrolet, I named her after my aunts car.' - Ramona

Jul 02, 2015

' Sit here for the present. ' -Miss. Binney

Jul 02, 2015

' I am not pestering ' - Ramona

Jul 02, 2015

" I am not a pest" -Ramona

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Dorothy Quimby: Henry Huggins? I haven't heard that name in a while. Isn't he the boy that used to eat dirt in the backyard?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: So, Beezus, suppose I told you that when I pulled up by the house tonight I saw your old buddy Henry staring at it like he left something important inside of it.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Howie Kemp: We saw your underpants!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: Every princess needs a little sparkle.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: Why don't we draw the longest picture ever?

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Apr 26, 2016

It was a pretty good book in my opinion. Ramona is such a little brat! I loved the movie ! It was pretty funny. But I don't like it that the chapters are like, 20 pages. that really sucked for me.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Ramona has been waiting for the first day of kindergarten for a long time, and she couldn't be more excited to start! She meets many interesting kids in her classes and though she never means to bug anybody, her entertaining adventures somehow lead her to be nicknamed a "pest"! Ramona's hilarious and heartwarming story is perfect for children starting kindergarten, or for those with siblings starting school.

Aug 21, 2015

I love Ramona! She is unstoppable! GO RAMONA!!!!!

Jul 02, 2015

I enjoyed BEEZUS AND RAMONA so I thought I'd try this book out and it turned out great!

KarenE61 Apr 25, 2015

This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid! First it was because I loved Ramona's literal interpretation of things and her impish ways. Later, I could relate to Beezus because I had my own pain-in-the-butt (and much loved) little sister!

dgfe7ytrhgfo9t90 Jul 22, 2014

Read when I was in 4th grade right after "The Little Indian In The Cupboard."
I never met a Ramona the Pest until I met my best friend.

Jul 16, 2014

I enjoyed reading Ramona the pest. It was a really good book!

Jul 13, 2012

um i havent read this yet but but by the comments u guys r giving me i think ill like it!!!!!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

fun and enjoyable to read!!!!!!!!!

May 19, 2012

i love the book it is good to read i would tell you that the book would be good for kid that are 10 and 15 for them

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Feb 24, 2017

red_ant_6562 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10

Feb 20, 2016

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Sep 18, 2015

white_frog_21 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jun 05, 2015

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KarenE61 Apr 25, 2015

KarenE61 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

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Dec 31, 2012

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red_horse_2276 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and under

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Aug 26, 2011

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Jul 02, 2015

Ramona Quimby is thrilled to be starting kindergarten. She likes a little boy named Davy so much she wants to kiss him, and she loves Susan's beautiful curls so much she wants to pull them to see them boing. Her teacher even promises her a present just for sitting still! So how does Ramona get into trouble? Well, anyone who knows Ramona knows that she is never a pest on purpose.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

"Beatrice Quimby's biggest problem was her little sister Ramona."[4] Beatrice, called Beezus for short, is a serious, responsible girl who wants to be good big sister. But sometimes it's just too hard. Four-year-old Ramona can be very exasperating. Sometimes she does silly things that embarrass Beezus, like walking to the library wearing Easter bunny ears and hopping like a rabbit—in September. Or getting their friend Henry Huggins' dog locked inside their bathroom when he comes over to play chequers with Beezus.
Beezus also get exasperated because Ramona clearly has a better imagination. Beezus wants to impress her free-spirited art teacher, Miss Robbins, so one of her paintings will be tacked up in the middle of the room for everyone to enjoy. But when she's supposed to paint an imaginary animal, she has a terrible time coming up with an idea. All she can think of are ordinary ones like lions and giraffes. Then Ramona disrupts the class, and Beezus uses her wits to straighten things out, proving that she can be creative after all, in her own way.

lms May 07, 2008

"The little girl you'd most like to strangle is Miss Binney's problem now, from the first morning in kindergarten when Miss Binney tells Ramona to "sit here for the present" through the question of how Mike Mulligan goes to the bathroom while he's racing Mary Ann to the crucial test of authority. Ramona becomes a kindergarten dropout when she declares she can't stop, spends several miserable days at home missing dawnzer lee light and Show and Tell and seat work before Miss Binney sends her a message that's not a capitulation but means that she must like her. Ramona's fear of being anonymous behind the mask of "the baddest witchi n the world" is particularly telling. The conjunction of beely and basal emotion puts this on a par with the best in the series." (Novelist Review)


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